Denonville did his best to strengthen the colony's defences, but it remained vulnerable. In August 1689 the Five Nations struck at Lachine with 1500 warriors, cutting off Fort Frontenac, which Denonville abandoned and destroyed. Although criticized for his caution and his compliance with orders to send Iroquois prisoners to France for service in galleys, Denonville was the first governor to show concern for social and health conditions in New France. He attempted to curb abuses in the fur trade and established a navigation school at Québec to train pilots. He was recalled to military service in Europe and sailed from Québec in November 1689.
Author JAMES MARSH
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...